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Police officials collaborate in probation roundup

Lt. Antonio Fletcher Lt. Antonio Fletcher
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Nearly 50 probationers, suspected of gang or violent crimes, were arrested during the last two days of a probation roundup in Dougherty County and Albany.

Dozens of federal, state, Dougherty County, and Albany law enforcement officials teamed up for the roundup.  

Officials checked people released from prison on probation, especially those suspected of being involved in gangs or current crimes.

"So we partnered with them. And a lot of times it's valuable intel information that we can use far as any policing crime or event particularly gang crime," said Albany Police Gang Unit Commander Antonio Fletcher.

Law enforcement officials say they are already planning a third probation check in the near future, to keep tabs on the community.

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